David W. Haines received his M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies and Ph.D. in Anthropology from American University. Prior to coming to George Mason University in 1997, he worked for the federal government’s refugee resettlement program and served as a senior manager at the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has twice been a Fulbright scholar (South Korea and Western Europe), is a past president of the Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology (SUNTA), and was the convener of the Wind over Water comparative project on East Asian migration. Publications include several edited volumes on refugees and migration, two historical monographs (one on Vietnamese kinship and the other on refugees in the United States), an alternative introductory anthropology text, and numerous articles in professional journals on migration, kinship, and governance. Teaching areas include East Asia, information technology, refugees, and migration. Recipient of George Mason's Teaching Excellence Award in 2003.